CBI arrests Three GST Officials in a Bribery Case of Rs. Five Lakh

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The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) has arrested two Superintendents and one Inspector, all working in the office of Commissioner, Central Goods & Service Tax, Central Excise, Belgaum(Karnataka) in an alleged bribery case of Rs. Five Lakh.

A case was registered on a complaint against a Superintendent of GST, Belgaum; an Inspector, GST, Belgaum, and others on the allegations that the accused visited the complainant’s factory and demanded a bribe of Rs.20 lakh for not filing the required GST amount. CBI laid a trap and caught the Inspector while accepting a bribe of Rs. Five lakh from the complainant as a first installment.

In a follow-up action, two Superintendents were also caught. Searches at the office & residential premises of the accused at Belgaum and Ghaziabad are in progress. All the arrested accused will be produced today before the Jurisdictional Court at Dharwad.